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Why Joe Mikulik should manage Braves for rest of 2016

The decision to fire Fredi Gonzalez has left the Atlanta Braves with interim Brian Snitker to manage the team. Now, perhaps the Braves are planning on using the rest of the 2016 season as something of an audition for Snitker but really, what sense does that make? You could generate some amalgamation of the best 10 managers in MLB history and they wouldn’t be able to do anything...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones hasn’t ruled out managing Braves

If the Atlanta Braves were to come calling, Chipper Jones just might consider ditching retirement to come back to the dugout as manager of his old ball club. Speaking with Atlanta’s 680-AM The Fan on Friday, Jones wasn’t tipping his hand. “No comment,” was his answer, via ALJ.com, when he was asked straight up if he had any interest in managing the Braves. But he wouldn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez found out about firing via a flight confirmation email

Fredi Gonzalez reportedly learned that the Atlanta Braves were firing him when he received an unexpected flight confirmation email. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gonzalez received an email shortly before his former team’s loss to the Pirates on Monday informing him that he had a scheduled flight to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. Since the Braves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez learned of his firing after receiving an email notifying him of flight back to Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves fired their manager Fredi Gonazlez on Tuesday, after the team got off to one of the worst starts in MLB history. Which, considering how long they’ve been playing ball in the big leagues, says something. But the way that Gonzalez found out about his hiring was uncommon. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien, it was through an email...
Via The Comeback
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Flight change warned Fredi Gonzalez of firing

Managing the Atlanta Braves this season is a fruitless job. With no talent and very little hope, the team is on track for well over 100 losses. So, there’s a good chance that Fredi Gonzalez was resigned to the fact that his days as Braves skipper were numbered. Still, he didn’t expect to learn the news this way. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez fired by Atlanta Braves after 9-28 start

The button has finally been pressed in Atlanta – the Braves have reportedly fired manager Fredi Gonzalez after five-plus seasons at the helm of the team. The Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. A replacement has not yet been revealed. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 17, 2016 Gonzalez reportedly will be replaced on an interim basis by Brian Snitker, the Braves’ former...
Via The Comeback
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves considering firing manager Fredi Gonzalez

Fredi Gonzalez is on the hot seat with the Atlanta Braves, as the team is reportedly considering firing the manager. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Braves are “embarrassed” over their MLB worst 7-19 start to the season. In this, they are giving some serious thought to replacing Gonzalez. Nightengale also reported that the team is interested in former San...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB unveils new hire and program to increase minority and female hiring

In an effort to further promote diversity, Major League Baseball has hired former Pittsburgh Pirates director of player personnel Tyrone Brooks to head up a new program designed to increase the number of female and minority candidates available for jobs in baseball ops and on the field. Prior to working for the Pirates, Brooks held positions with the Indians and Braves The league...
Via The Comeback
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez has reportedly lost the Braves clubhouse

Something you never want to read about a manager is that he’s lost the clubhouse. It’s generally the death rattle of his tenure with the organization. But what if that manager and his coaching staff is less than two months removed from receiving contract extensions – are they still in danger? Well, we’re about to find out, because according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports...
Via The Outside Corner
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves axe Fredi Gonzalez?

As the days in the 2014 regular season dwindle down, the Atlanta Braves find themselves fighting to stay alive in the tight NL Wild Card race. The situation is still unsettled after Saturday, as Atlanta remains 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final playoff spot. The team’s recent struggles, which includes being...
Via isportsweb.com
September 06, 2014  |  1 Comment
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